Huthwaite’s recommended delivery method synergistically balances the needs of the organization with the learning needs of the individuals. A proper analysis of the audience will determine the utility of experiences outside the classroom (readings, paired assignments, coached assignments, podcasts, web-based learning, conference calls, etc.). When possible, preparatory and post-classroom experiences should be tailored to the specific needs of the participants, to enhance the learning experience and increase the strength of the development initiatives.
Participants in the traditional, in-person classroom interact with the facilitator and other participants in real time. Participants also work in table groups, using flipcharts. Table groups also allow for interactive call planning and role play. The facilitator moves throughout the room to guide the discussion and answer questions.